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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 340 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 874 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; bring to a boil.
  2. Break spaghetti into thirds; stir into sauce. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until spaghetti is tender and sauce is desired consistency Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Spaghetti in Country Woman September/October 1995, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"I used half chicken and half pork instead of beef. I also used the recipe for Taco Seasoning on instead of a purchased seasoning mix. I was pleasantly surprised how good it tastes.

We will enjoy the leftovers that I will freeze in individual servings for quick meals later."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Easy and quick with great taste. Its a keeper!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"This is a one-pot wonder...quick and easy and absolutely delicious. I add a dollop (or two!) of sour cream on the side. One caution: if you're like me and don't religiously measure ingredients...go easy on the pasta. Too much dilutes the zesty flavor of the sauce, so I always wait until the spaghetti's softened up a bit to see how much is in there."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"I have made this receipe several times a year for quite some time. It's a nice and unexpected change from regular spaghetti"

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